Online Refraction Certificate Preparation Courses

Optuitions is proud to offer an online refraction certificate preparation course targeted primarily to the refraction certificate examination of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The course comprises a series of videos that provide step-by-step instructions, guidance and demonstrations of the practical techniques for objective and subjective refraction. Together, the videos will teach you how to perform:


  • subjective refraction including cylinder refinement, sphere refinement, and binocular balance (through different techniques)
  • retinoscopy (non-cycloplegic and cycloplegic)
  • lens neutralisation with and without a focimeter (including how to record prisms)

Details of the packages available are provided below. The course is station-orientated, helping you to familiarise and prepare for the actual stations that you will encounter in the exam. The videos are full of practical tips and guidance, to help you achieve accuracy and success within the time limits of each station. The course is split into three packages covering all of the different parts of the exam – you can therefore purchase only parts that you feel you need most help with or all of the packages for maximum preparation. For example the refraction examinations in Ireland and Scotland largely focus on retinoscopy and subjective refraction, whereas the exam in England also includes focimetry and hand neutralisation so the whole course will be more beneficial. For a snippet of what’s on offer, why not watch the short taster video below:



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If you would like to purchase an online course please contact us!


Package 1 – only £29.00 for 1 week

  • Cylinder refinement
  • Retinoscopy: non-cycloplegic and cycloplegic retinoscopy


Package 2 – only £29.00 for 1 week

  • Sphere refinement
  • Binocular balance including +1.00D blur test, Humphriss method and duochrome


Package 3 – only £39.00 for 1 week

  • Lens neutralisation – manual focimetry
  • Lens neutralisation without a focimeter


Purchase ANY TWO packages for £55.00 for 1 week OR ALL THREE PACKAGES for £79.00 for 1 week.